Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Aaron Sanchez
The New York Yankees head to Rogers Centre on Wednesday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this game has New York at +103 and Toronto at -113. The over/under is 8. The Yankees have a 21-25-4 over/under mark and a 23-27-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Blue Jays are 27-26-0 against the run line and have a 19-31-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Yankees head into this game with a 24-26 record, and they are 11-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 3-0 record with an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 0.96. He has 54 strikeouts during his 65.1 innings pitched and he has given up 51 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have allowed 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the pen while they've been struck out 180 times and walked 40 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.62 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.97 hitters per nine. They are 17th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.10. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 421 base hits and 200 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 438. They walk 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
As a team, New York is hitting .233, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .225 average on the road. The Yankees have a .377 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .302 which is good for 25th in the league. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.66 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this game hitting .264 and his on-base percentage is at .295. He has 47 hits this season along with 27 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 41 times and has walked 8 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .280 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 44 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 15. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 26 times. The Yankees have 383 hits, including 66 doubles and 52 home runs. They've stolen 28 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. New York has walked 153 times this season and they've struck out 355 times as a unit. They've left 318 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 192 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this game with a 12-14 home mark and a 27-26 overall record. With an ERA of 3.29, Aaron Sanchez has a 4-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 56 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 126 times and walking 43 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.31 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 432 base knocks and 196 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 158 hitters and struck out 388. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .250 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.06 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .256 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 51 hits this year along with 40 runs scored and 29 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .239 and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 49 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 40. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 50 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 427 base hits, including 92 doubles and 68 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Toronto as a team has walked 183 times this year and they have struck out 455 times. They've had 360 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 221 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 21-25-4 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 23-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 19-31-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 27-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/29)
05/26/16 P Chasen Shreve Shoulder 15-day DL (5/26)
05/25/16 C Gary Sanchez Thumb 15-day DL
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
05/28/16 SS Troy Tulowitzki Quad 15-day DL (5/27)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
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